Valley Girls’ Swimming and Diving Earn Eighth Place at State

UPDATE from NOV. 4: The Valley girls’ swimming and diving team earned eighth-place at the 2016 State Swimming and Diving meet on Nov. 4. The results were:

Diving: Elizabeth Davidson – 23rd
200-yard Medley Relay: Carson Slater, Rachel Studer, Reilly Shaner, Emily Wilson – fifth
200-yard IM: Rachel Studer – 20th, Carson Slater – 24th
50-yard Freestyle: Reilly Shaner – fourth
100-yard Butterfly: Reilly Shaner – fifth
100-yard Freestyle: Rachel Anfinson – 8th, Emily Wilson – 14th
500-yard Freestyle: Celeste Garza – 17th
200-yard Freestyle Relay: Rachel Anfinson, Rachel Studer, Reilly Shaner, Emily Wilson – fifth
100-yard Backstroke: Carson Slater – 16th, Emily Wilson – 17th
100-yard Breaststroke: Rachel Studer – 16th
400-yard Freestyle Relay: Rachel Anfinson, Caitlin Mills, Carson Slater, Celeste Garza – 16th

From Nov. 3: Congratulations to the Valley girls’ swimming and diving team for its second-place finish at regionals. The following qualified for the state meet in Marshalltown on Friday and Saturday.

Diving – Elizabeth Davidson (seeded sixth)

200 Medley Relay – Carson Slater, Rachel Studer, Reilly Shaner, Emily Wilson (seeded fourth)

200 Individual Medley – Carson Slater (seeded 21st) and Rachel Studer (seeded 18th)

50 Freestyle – Reilly Shaner (seeded first)

100 Butterfly – Reilly Shaner (seeded fourth)

100 Freestyle – Rachel Anfinson (seeded 17th) and Emily Wilson (seeded 14th)

500 Freestyle – Celeste Garza (seeded 18th)

200 Freestyle Relay – Rachel Anfinson, Rachel Studer, Reilly Shaner, Emily Wilson (seeded fifth)

100 Backstroke – Emily Wilson (seeded 19th)

100 Breaststroke – Rachel Studer (seeded 23rd)

400 Freestyle Relay – Rachel Anfinson, Celeste Garza, Carson Slater, Caitlin Mills (seeded 19th)

Special congratulations go to Reilly Shaner for earning Automatic All-American status in her 50 freestyle!